University of Hartford community members have been actively supporting and participating in Hartford’s growing innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. For example, students have participated in Hackathons sponsored by Upward Hartford and the Hartford Insurtech Hub, have toured CT Makerspace and have attended Stanley Black & Decker/Techstars Demo Day. In collaboration with UConn, the University also offers a class titled InsurTech Venturing, which is designed to grow the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators in the insurance industry and the InsurTech space. Students in this class learn how to respond to the needs of a rapidly changing insurance industry, and are offered opportunities to assist both startups and established companies test and implement new technologies that will fuel growth through innovation.
Further to this effort, the University would like to make sure that students and faculty know that the Hartford Insurtech Hub will host the Hartford Insurtech Demo Day at the Bushnell Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 26, from noon–5:30 p.m. Demo Day will showcase 10 startups, including one from Switzerland, two from Australia, one from South Africa, one from Israel, two from Canada, and three from the United States. These talented Insurtech startups are fostering insurance innovation and providing the perfect platform to trigger a surge of entrepreneurial activity in Hartford. At Demo Day, attendees can see each of these startups in action and hear their stories; afterward, attendees can meet and speak with them directly. The April 26 Demo Day will offer attendees an afternoon of learning, interaction, and networking.
To learn more about the Hartford Insurtech startups and Demo Day activities, and to pre-register, please use this link: bit.ly/hartford2019demoday